Nile Rafting

Nile Rafting, photo by michell zappa
Nile Rafting (photo by michell zappa)
 

Rafting and kayaking the Nile River has become increasingly popular with travelers.

The town of Jinja, on the north side of Lake Victoria, provides the main hub for outdoor activities. It is officially recognized as the start of the Nile, the longest river in the world.

The Nile River provides dramatic whitewater for adventure rafting and kayaking. Various quiet side channels can be used for training beginners, allowing visitors to tailor their tour to their skill levels.

Nearby Lake Victoria offers mellower kayaking and boating options.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Holland Park

Offering an outdoor pool, year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, Holland Park is located in Buloba. Nile Horseback Safaris is 100 metres from the property. Free WiFi is offered and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 37 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$85

 
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Bohemia Resort Uganda

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Bohemia Resort Uganda offers accommodation at the Victoria Nile River, 16 km away from Jinja. The resort has a barbecue and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$60

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VIP Guest House

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, VIP Guest House is located in Jinja, 300 metres from Coronation Park. The guest house has a barbecue and terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$15

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Jinja Cal Suites

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Jinja Cal Suites offers accommodation in Jinja, 1.4 km from Junior Staff College HQ. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$17

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Nile Anchor Palace

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Nile Anchor Palace offers accommodation in Jinja, 100 metres from Nile River Explorers Adventures. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a flat-screen... Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$49

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Source of The Smile Guest House

Source of The Smile Guest House

Offering free WiFi and an outdoor pool, Source of The Smile Guest House is set in Jinja. Nile River Explorers Adventures is 400 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. Some units have a seating area and/or patio. Average score from 114 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$65

 
$659.0
Waibale Apartments

Waibale Apartments

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Waibale Apartments is situated in Jinja, 1 km from Junior Staff College HQ. Nile River Explorers Adventures is 1.1 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$50

$508.6
Bohemia Resort Uganda

Bohemia Resort Uganda

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and an outdoor pool, Bohemia Resort Uganda offers accommodation at the Victoria Nile River, 16 km away from Jinja. The resort has a barbecue and views of the lake, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$60

$608.4
Al-Nisaa Hotel and Spa

Al-Nisaa Hotel and Spa

Offering a barbecue and views of the city, Al-Nisaa Hotel and Spa is situated in Jinja, 400 metres from Safir Clinic. The hotel has a spa centre and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$45

 
$458.1
Nile Anchor Palace

Nile Anchor Palace

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Nile Anchor Palace offers accommodation in Jinja, 100 metres from Nile River Explorers Adventures. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms have a flat-screen... Average score from 5 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$49

$498.1
Forever Resort Hotel

Forever Resort Hotel

Situated on the banks of the Victoria Nile River, Forever Resort Hotel offers accommodation in Jinja. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is provided and free private parking is available on site. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen... Average score from 27 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$37

$377.5
Speke Courts Hotel

Speke Courts Hotel

Offering a barbecue and spa centre, Speke Courts Hotel is located in Jinja. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD player. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$52

$527.3
Impala Suites

Impala Suites

Impala Suites is set in Jinja, 500 metres from Nile River Explorers Adventures. The hotel has a barbecue, children's playground and terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$39

$39-
Jinja Safari Hotel

Jinja Safari Hotel

Situated 500 metres from Nile River Explorers Adventures in Jinja, Jinja Safari Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The rooms have a TV. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

$45-
Country Side Resort Uganda

Country Side Resort Uganda

Set in lush gardens, Country Side Resort Uganda offers accommodation in Jinja. This property is located within 4 km of the Source of the Nile Gardens, and offers free WiFi and free parking on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$47

$47-
Tulina Riverside Treat

Tulina Riverside Treat

Offering a barbecue and children's playground, Tulina Riverside Treat is situated in Bukongo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Certain units include a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$49

$49-
Chel & Vade Hotel

Chel & Vade Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Chel & Vade Hotel offers accommodation in Jinja, 600 metres from Spire Road School. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$49

$49-

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Kayaking and Canoeing
The Nile is popular with whitewater kayakers. Tour companies provide lessons and tours. There are a number of different channels down the river, some much easier than others, so having a guide is useful.
Scenic Waterways
This is the source of the Nile.
Rafting
There are several main operators working the rapids. They offer a range of options, including body surfing, kayaking, and rafting.
Other Interests:
Combination
Boat Tours

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